I am a licensed counselor in Missouri with 12+ years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients cope with addictions, parenting issues, motivation, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, confidence, and executive and professional coaching. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I work from various evidence-based modalities and tailor sessions to clients’ needs, empowering them to drive the therapy. I believe it’s essential to understand the “why” behind the thoughts and the feelings, and I enjoy incorporating psychoeducation about brain and trauma responses when appropriate.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
MO LPC 2016036039
Cassandra has been a great resource and consistent support through a year of frequent and unexpected changes. She is definitely everything I had hoped for and everything I have needed!
Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Cassandra for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Cassandra is very real with me and offers good suggestions on ways to cope and things to think about. She is also very helpful in sending me resources to look into. I am very appreciative of her.
Written on Jun 29, 2023 after therapy with Cassandra for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Cassandra is great.
She understands my issues and let’s me free associate as necessary while still getting me to focus on goals for improvement.
She touched base with me throughout the week and seems to be attuned to my mental health and my needs.
Written on Apr 25, 2023 after therapy with Cassandra for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd